St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The Film and Screen Media degree reflects how film and television studies have changed in recent years as a result of the impact of digital media and our interaction with it. By studying a range of topics you will gain an understanding of the most significant issues affecting the media today and its relationship with our culture and society. This degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. We offer opportunities for you to gain work experience in the media and specialist modules to develop your skills in creative scriptwriting, film and cultural criticism, film production and specialist pathways in screenwriting and film production. Study with media professionals and with national and international experts in film, television and popular culture. Our students will critically examine visual culture and how traditional patterns of production and consumption have changed.

Course Modules

We offer a comprehensive introductory year where students will be introduced to key aspects of studying screen media. You will be introduced to the main methods and theories of film analysis and cultural criticism. You will be taught how to design and carry out research into film and popular culture. Topics addressed in the first year include the language of cinema, narrative analysis, genre and star studies, representation and national identity, as well as film production. In your second year, you can start to tailor your degree to your own areas of interest. We offer a range of topics which include film production, scriptwriting, popular music, North American Cinema, representations of race, gender and sexuality, documentary film, culture and society in Japan, and audience research. In your third year, you can study subjects in greater depth, explore areas of personal interest and develop your practical understanding of visual media.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees